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Stung by the criticism (and poor sales) of Windows 8, Microsoft applies a soothing balm of fixes in Windows 8.1. This book updates all of the step-by-step instructions found in Windows 8.1 and walks you through the improvements. Helpful tips let the PC owners stay on the desktop for as long as possible. The book also helps touchscreen owners stay on the Start screen, and avoid the desktop.
Windows 8 may seem unwieldy on a desktop PC, but that’s because Microsoft designed it to run on a tablet. This book explains everything you need to know about using Windows 8 on a touch-screen devices, be it a tablet, laptop, or a yoga-like combination of the two.
Microsoft’s Surface tablets bring the Windows tablet dream to the table. Finally, you have a tablet for checking e-mail, watching movies, viewing photos, and reading books during your leisure. And, when work calls, call up the Windows desktop to run Microsoft Office.
Surface For Dummies covers both the Surface RT and the Surface Pro tablets. Look for the book’s second edition in early 2014 that includes coverage of the new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 models!
Think you know how to use Windows? Forget all that hard-earned knowledge, because you probably won’t recognize Windows 8.
Microsoft not only dropped the Start button from the desktop, they hid the desktop, as well. Windows 8 For Dummies helps you make the jarring transition to Windows 8′s new Start screen and its family of apps, both on desktop PCs and touchscreen tablets.
And, should you hate the Start screen on your desktop PC, the book offers step-by-steps for bypassing the Start screen and camping out on the desktop, ensuring that Windows 8 behaves much like earlier Windows versions.
It’s no surprise that CNET granted the Xoom one of the coveted “CES 2011 Best of Show” awards. First out the gate, the Motorola Xoom boasts solid hardware, just waiting for the free updates coming down the road: 4G cellular access, and expansion to 64GB of storage.
The Motorola Xoom tablet plays Flash videos, shoots photos and videos from its front-and-rear-facing cameras, and displays it all on a large, high-resolution screen. This full-color book explains everything you need to know about both the Wi-Fi-only and 3G/4G models of Xoom. It includes coverage of the Android 3.1 update released in May.
Be the envy of your friends with these easy-to-follow, step-by-step, illustrated instructions for upgrading your computer. Replace any drive, beef up your video, salvage an old PC’s parts, or add more power to your tiny netbook – all by yourself. Discover how to find the parts you need at the best price, avoiding lemons along the way.
Completely rewritten to cover the most frequent computer upgrades including memory, hard drives and installing Windows Vista, this new edition shows how the Internet and Vista’s new troubleshooting tools can solve your computer problems.
This book covers everything you ever wanted to do with your PC, and everything that plugs into it: Scanners, monitors, digital cameras, music players, camcorders, TV sets, keyboards, mice, sound boxes and other gadgetry.